Daily Oracle Card, from the Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco: Black Cat
Black Cat: “Fortune meets opportunity.”
Sleek and black and lantern-eyed
Crosses your path with a hiss
Good luck and fortune
Sweep by with a kiss.
“In traditional folklore, cats were said to have one foot in this world and one in the next. They were the conduit between the underworld and this world and fortune and opportunity.
In the times of the Inquisition (the Middle Ages), cats were hunted because they were said to be allies of evil entities such as devils and witches. Black cats (black being associated with the darker aspects of the supernatural) were especially singled out. Historians believe this unprecedented killing of the cats in the name of eradicating evil led to an unchecked increase in the rat population which was responsible for bubonic plague and the death of millions of people.
These days, in Germany for example, a black cat passing one’s path indicates impending misfortune. Yet, in ancient Britain they were considered good luck and were even given to brides on their wedding day. In Japan, to this day, they are considered very good luck and bringers of fortune.
Should the slinky black cat cross your path through this oracle, know that good luck and fortune will be meeting you promptly. Also know that your luck will be even “luckier” if you are prepared to take advantage of every special opportunity that comes your way.”*
– Stacey Demarco
I love that I chose this card when just yesterday I got to enjoy the company of a lovely black (with a little white accent here and there) cat! I also love that in this representation, the cat is a positive symbol of good luck and good fortune, as I really think it’s crazy that anyone could be mean to ANY animal, especially based on it’s colour, but that is a whole other conversation! Plus, I am having fun with the Halloween Oracle as it is the season for pumpkins and costumes…. as well as a thinning of the veil between the dimensions and realms.
This “veil” is also very often misunderstood, as it is portrayed in movies like it is a curtain of safety being lifted to let in evil spirits who wish to take over the world. It is what you make of it, just like everything else in our reality! When the veil thins, we are able to connect to our higher selves, to the benevolent spirits of our ancestors, to the angelic realm and throughout the Universe. This can actually take place at any time, we just need to have the positive intention for the highest intention and use tools like meditation, music, crystals, plants and communication with nature to ease our way.
Black Cat has come to us with a message of opportunities, of seeing what may be hidden and gleaning the best out of a situation. It is a good omen; of good fortune around the corner, of prosperity, things falling into place and a little extra help from the other side. Be particularly aware of your dreams at this time, as they may hold clues as to how this fortune will come to you.
And stop to pat a black cat along the way, they really are a gift.